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a scientific, rational approach to Problem Solving and performing work is my essential me, but i also love to interact with people of diverse background to work together efficiently.
i am looking for an opportunity to join these two sides of my professional self and let my skills and enthusiasm feed into support of medical progress


Past Experience

  • Researcher

    February 2009 --- November 2014
    scientific key words: phosphatases/kinases, Cancer, Epigenetics, protein-protein Interactions, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics //handling of multiple, diverse projects in parallel; collaboration within a multipartner consortium (academia and industry, lead: janssen pharmaceutica); mentoring of ph.d. students; introduction of new methods into the Research group

    main projects: *the genome wide distribution of the pp1 interacting protein nipp1 and its mutants in relation to the polycomb complex factor ezh2 and other chromatin features *expression, Purification and further Characterization of protein kinases and pseudokinases (as a Partner in the iwt project “the kinase switch mechanism - a novel concept for targeting pseudo- and protein kinases by small Molecule inhibitors” with janssen Pharmaceutics and other academic and industry partners)

  • Researcher

    May 2008 --- December 2008

  • Postdoctoral Researcher

    June 2005 --- April 2008
    project: functional Characterization of an n-terminal domain of the splicing factor prp8 in saccharomyces cerevisiae

  • Postdoctoral Researcher

    May 2002 --- May 2005
    project: cotranscriptional assembly of the spliceosome in yeast

  • Predoctoral Researcher

    February 1999 --- February 2002
    project: identification and Characterization of cellular interaction partners of the human papillomavirus minor structural Protein l2


Self Assessment :
AdaptabilityProblem solvingResiliencyOrganizationInterest in knowledgeIndependenceEfficiencyAnalytical thinkingReaction to stressDependability


Self Assessment :
Western BlottingVirologyUnderstand levels of research evidenceTroubleshootingTransfectionTime ManagementTechnical reportsSDS-PAGEScientific WritingScientific methodology Biochemistry Cell biology Scientific writingAntibodiesBiochemistryBioinformaticsCancerLaboratory study designCell CultureCommunication SkillsConfocal MicroscopyData AnalysisDNA extractionDNA sequencingELISAFluorescence MicroscopyGeneticsImmunoprecipitationMolecular & Cellular BiologyPCRRT-PCRMicrosoft Office
LinkedIn Assessment :
molecular biologyCell CultureCell biologyBiochemistryWestern BlottingLife SciencesMolecular CloningFluorescence MicroscopyGeneticsPCR

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analyze data Develop protocols Guide students Interpret data Report data Use a confocal microscopy Write papersAdjust methodsAttend investigator meetingCoachCollaborate with principal investigatorCollaborate with project teamConduct literature searchesDesign scientific projects (in biology)Data miningWritten presentationValidate dataWrite protocolsSolve problemsPublish scientific projectsPresent data at congressOral presentationOrganize scientific projects (in biology)Manuscript preparation and reviewGuide staffconduct researchWrite final reports interpret research results


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Molecular Biology from Heidelberg University in 2002
  • Master's Degree in Biology (Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Botany) from Heidelberg University in 1999
  • in Biology, General from Universität Bielefeld in 1995

Training and Certification

  • Course series on project management (UC Irvine via Coursera) in 2015 Training
  • Design and Interpretation of Clinical Trials (Johns Hopkins University via Coursera) in 2015 Training
  • Fundamentals of Project Planning and Management (University of Virginia via Coursera) in 2015 Training
  • Languages

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    Expert has 10 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Leuven, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes

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